Saturday, April 23, 2011

EquaShip to Challenge FedEx, UPS & USPS

Upstart to Challenge FedEx, UPS & USPS

"...Most small and medium-sized businesses, it figures, pay full retail prices for parcel delivery giants FedEx and UPS - and ultimately their artificially delayed last-mile trudger USPS - to handle their goods. ..."   


Read More: EquaShip

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Henning postal shooting trial set

Trial set for April 2012 in Henning postal killings

"...Montgomery, 47, a former state corrections officer, admitted in a videotaped confession that he and his now-deceased son shot and killed postal workers Paula Robinson, 33, and Judy Spray, 59, in a robbery attempt last year. He said they got $63. ..."   


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Reduction in Force for the Postal Service coming soon?

General RIF Notice could be issued on April 28, 2011 (USPS)

"...According to the USPS Organizational Changes website, if necessary, "Employees who could be impacted by a RIF in their competitive area will be advised in writing that a RIF may need to be conducted within their competitive area. ..."   

Reference: The Postal Newsgroup

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fewer Post Offices Extend Hours for Tax Day

Tax Day: Few post offices open late Monday

"...Customers who mail their returns during the day April 18 should check with their local Post Office or read the posted times on the collection box to make sure that their tax return will be collected and postmarked before the deadline. ..."   


Friday, April 15, 2011

Statue of Liberty on stamp not the real one

USPS puts wrong Statue of Liberty on stamp

"... It is a symbol of American ideals; the Statue of Liberty stands proudly in New York harbor and has been seen by millions.
But apparently, not the folks at the U.S. Postal Service. ..."   


Monday, April 11, 2011

Canadian Postal Facilities Denied Radioactive Screening Devices

Canadian Postal Facility Official Refuses To Handle Mail from Japan

"... TORONTO - A Canadian postal facility official refused to handle packages from Japan after being denied the use of a radioactive screening device...."   


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Former Hartford Postmaster sentenced

Former Cocke Co. postmaster sentenced for embezzlement

"... he'd stolen $4,212.66 in USPS funds from the cash drawer and fabricated false refund claims ..."   


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rep. Darrell Issa continues anti-union, anti-working class attacks

Issa: Postal Service-Union Deal Falls Short

"...Clarice Torrence, president of the New York APWU, lambasted Mr. Issa for holding the hearing three days before members vote on the labor deal, which would freeze wages for two years. “Rep. Issa has an anti-labor record. He is anti-Postal Service, but even so, I was shocked by the timing of this hearing,” Ms. Torrence said in a statement Monday. ..."   


Monday, April 4, 2011

Postal Collective Bargaining to Save Postal Service 3.8 Billion

U.S. Postal Service Says Labor Contract Would Save $3.8 Billion

"... Of the $3.8 billion in savings in the contract, $180 million comes from having workers contribute more to their health-care expenses ..."   


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Reducing First Class rates for corporate mailers

USPS: First-of-its-Kind Contract Moves Forward

"...The agreement with Discover Financial Services provides a rebate for a portion of the postage paid for First-Class Mail and Standard Mail as a result of future price increases. ..."